Storage Wars - Bring your 10 year old or older kids - wine that is!

  • October 20, 2012 · 8:00 PM
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As promised earlier in the year, it's time to see how our wines are holding up.  The wine must be cellar worthy and you need to post what you're bringing in your RSVP for me to review.  The wine must be 2002 or older.  I expect Burgundy, Cabernet, and Bordeaux as the primary wines that withstand the test of time.  *I am of the opinion that there can always be stinkers that just don't age as expected and you do get corked wines sometimes.  I recommend that you at least open the foil and maybe even open and re-cork the wine to ascertain if it might be bad.  I do not recommend any major breathing time as with aged wines, they can go flat quickly.

This will be later in the night so that you have time to grab some dinner, but I think we still need some noshy stuff to go with the wine.  How about a small app that you bring with the wine.  Think red friendly as I can't imagine that there are many whites 10 years old and worth drinking (except some great Champagnes of course!).

I would love for you to not only bring full notes on the wine/winery/winemaker, but be prepared to share that info as we taste.  This will be a focused tasting that I will pour in measured amounts.  Space is limited to allow for relaxed tasting and enjoyment with some left over for additional tastes.

We may not get better with age, but I sure hope our wine does!  Looking forward to this unique opportunity!

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  • Suzanne

    Thanks, Lisa and Joe, for a wonderful evening. Everything was great!

    October 23, 2012

  • Jeff J.

    Yes, thank you for hosting Lisa! Had a great time meeting and chatting with everyone. Looking forward to the next one so I can share some more of these $1 wines!

    October 22, 2012

  • Joe

    Great wines and fun people; that's everyone for making it fun to be around 10 year olds!

    October 21, 2012

  • brian

    Thanks to Lisa and Joe for hosting and to everyone else for wine and stories

    October 21, 2012

  • Rick

    Had a great time as usual. Thank you Lisa and Joe for hosting.

    October 21, 2012

  • Jeff J.

    Lisa, this is my first event with the group and I'm looking forward to the older wines! I was wondering if (or can) we can bring our own glasses or will you be supplying them? With the age and quality of these wines, it will be nice to allow them to breath in the glass and watch them change.

    October 19, 2012

    • Jeff J.

      okay great!

      October 19, 2012

    • Mark H.

      I'll bring 8 Riedel Cab/Merlot stems as well to free up some extras.

      October 20, 2012

  • R.D.

    HI Lisa and Joe:

    Sorry I didn't post earlier but I just got back from overseas and just now got a chance to look in the cellar. I will bring a 1996 Rosmount Estate Coonawarra Show Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, and a 1996 Stonestreet Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. See you soon! R.D.

    October 20, 2012

  • Jeff J.

    Last thing for me: Since we are under the stars tomorrow night we may get a chance to witness some of the Orionids meteor shower.

    October 19, 2012

  • Mark H.

    Since we have several '97's coming, I'll bring a 1997 Fox Creek Reserve Shiraz (RP 96), a 1998 Elderton Command Shiraz (RP 94/WS 94) as a back up, & an older Port ('87 Offley or '83 Fonseca) to go with Steve's chocolate!

    October 19, 2012

  • stevejaffe

    Mine are all Cali, I may have an Italian. I have an Insignia '01 or '99 and a Behrens & Hitchcock Fat Boy '99 that were said back then to be mature in 2010+.

    September 24, 2012

    • stevejaffe

      also the chocolate to nibble.

      October 16, 2012

    • Mark H.

      Save the '01 Insignia - opened a mag a couple of months ago and still tannic and unyielding - give it another several years in the cellar!

      October 19, 2012

  • Rick

    Lisa,
    We will plan to make a donation for the food.

    October 18, 2012

  • Suzanne

    I'll bring Greek Salad skewers. Will also chip in the $10...

    October 18, 2012

  • steve b.

    We will also bring some tasty mushroom turnovers.

    October 17, 2012

  • Jeff J.

    Okay, here's what I'm bringing:

    1974 Robert Mondavi Napa CS, last bottle :(
    1982 Miguel Torres Gran Coronas Reserva
    (if those are both dead: 1997 Dominus)

    All cellared since release - cross your fingers!

    October 15, 2012

  • Michael

    I am still bringing cheese, if that's OK.

    October 6, 2012

    • Lisa M.

      That will be great.

      October 8, 2012

    • stevejaffe

      I was going to bring tasting food of dark chocolate and perhaps a 2nd one. - how many portions should we plan for - 20 people?

      October 8, 2012

  • Rick

    Will bring either 1997 Pavie Maquin, 1997 Clinet, or something 95 pt plus over 10 years.

    October 6, 2012

  • Lisa M.

    I'll send out an email about this, but would it be better if I just make a small variety of apps and charge a fee instead of everyone worrying about what to bring?

    October 6, 2012

    • Jeff J.

      That's fine with me.

      October 6, 2012

    • Mark H.

      Fine by me - or I can just pick up something to bring. Keep us posted on what you need.

      October 6, 2012

  • Lisa M.

    You can be the cheesy guy Michael!

    October 3, 2012

  • Michael

    Lisa, unfortunately I opened my last '02 Cab this weekend at my parents house. That leaves me with one each of '01 and '02 Ojai Vineyard Roll Ranch Syrah. Pick one.

    September 24, 2012

  • Lisa M.

    Also, I would read notes from Cellar Tracker to see if your wine is currently recommended for breathing or decanting time. It may vary widely.

    September 24, 2012

  • Lisa M.

    How could I forget Italian wines? Doh! I expect we'll have a great variety from all over the world. How fun!

    September 24, 2012

  • Mark H.

    I have lots of good 10+ year old wines. Besides a bunch of 2002 and older Napa Cabs and a few 2002 and older Bordeaux (if people go that way) or you can take your pick of a 1997 Fox Creek Reserve Shiraz (RP 96), 1998 Elderton Command Shiraz (RP 94/WS 94), a 2000 Azienda Bricco Rocche (Ceretto) Barolo Brunate (WS 94), a 2001 D'Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz (RP 98), a 2001 Clarendon Hills Grenache (RP 95). I also can bring an older Port for dessert. Why don't we see what everyone else comes up with and I'll match up with them?

    September 24, 2012

  • Jeff J.

    I love this idea ... I'm totally in but I won't commit until I can dig up something age-worthy to share! How about 38 years? I think I have one last '74 Mondavi Cab.

    September 23, 2012

  • Lisa M.

    Post your wine soon folks. I cannot hold spots with nothing specified.

    September 23, 2012

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